In 1876 the Captula Rescue was a significant occurrence in the shared history of Western Australia and Ireland when six Irish Fenian prisoners escaped from the British penal colony of WA.
The Perth Chamber Orchestra (PCO) will re-tell this story of determination and bravery against a backdrop of the most powerful nationalistic classical music in the country.
Narrated by Irishman Bryan Rice Dalton, singers, dancers and musicians plus an Irish menu and drinks to boot, PCO will transport its audience to the heart of the Emerald Isle.
Under the baton of Chief Conductor Jessica Gethin and concertmaster Paul Wright, An Irish Night will be staged within the stunning surrounds of the Fremantle Town Hall.
A number of guest musicians and performers will join PCO, including music from Riverdance performed by the Walker Family Trio and PCO Strings, soloists Paul Wright and Rob Zielinski on the Irish Fiddle and world champion Kavanagh Irish dancers.
In a show of welcoming Irish hospitality, two small dishes of authentic Irish food will be served to guests along with a complimentary drink on arrival.
Other drinks will be available from the cash bar, including Irish favourites – Guinness and Magners.
When: 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Wednesday 15th March 2017
Where: Fremantle Town Hall
Tickets: On sale now – available from $85, inclusive of two serves of food and one drink.
Make sure you check www.perthsymphony.com for more details and program highlights.